The Educated Heart

Author: Nina McIntosh
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781605477138
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Educated Heart demystifies the important issues of establishing professional relationships in the manual therapies. The author uses humor, compassion, and humanity to present this complicated content in terms that are highly readable and engaging. The book includes real-life examples and practical solutions to dilemmas and sensitive situations that all bodyworkers face in their everyday practice. A companion website includes downloadable video clips depicting problematic boundary situations commonly experienced by bodyworkers and massage therapists.

Nina Mcintosh s the Educated Heart

Author: Laura Allen
Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 9781496347312
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now including an all-new chapter on professional boundaries and the Internet, this fully updated 4th Edition of Nina McIntosh s The Educated Heart, by Laura Allen provides a conversational style, easy-to-understand explanations of complex psychological dynamics, and practical suggestions for handling everyday boundary situations. Packed with real-world examples, and compelling online videos, this practical, compassionate book explores common situations bodyworkers and massage therapists encounter on the job and provides compassionate support and up-to-date information to help readers establish the solid professional boundaries they need for career success and personal well-being. The Fourth Edition includes enhanced coverage of the dynamics of the client-practitioner relationship, including specific suggestions for what to say to clients in difficult situations, as well as integrated coverage of the many boundary and confidentiality issues related to social media.New "Consider This" features provide thoughtful suggestions for making career-affecting choices, as well as important issues to consider in day-to-day practice.Coverage of professional boundaries and the Internet now appears in an all-new chapter and is integrated throughout the book to help students understand the myriad boundary issues involved in the use of technology and social media.New "Real Experience" boxes, contributed by actual practitioners, discuss the problems and dilemmas they ve confronted in their own practices.Whimsical drawings illustrate common scenarios, enhancing the friendliness of the text."Questions for Reflection" help readers process and internalize key content.Key Terms are boldfaced in the text, defined in the margins, and gathered together in a back-of-the book glossary.Increased coverage of the boundary problems faced by those who work in spas, physicians, or chiropractors offices or for massage therapy businesses highlight challenges specific to these settings.Online Client Video"s," many new to this edition, depict common problematic situations in a compelling and memorable way. "

Applied Anatomy Physiology for Manual Therapists

Author: Pat Archer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451179707
Format: PDF
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Provides all of the anatomy and physiology knowledge a massage therapist needs in a way they can better understand! Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists is a clear, accurate, simple, and comprehensive A&P textbook that focuses on the needs of students in manual therapy education programs. It is a focused text that deliberately emphasizes the information manual therapists need to be familiar with in order to understand the benefits, effects, indications, and contraindications of their specific form of manual therapy. The text includes detailed information not covered in standard A&P texts, adding an entire chapter on neuromuscular and myofascial connections (Chapter 8), and separating the structure and function of the lymphatic system (Chapter 11) from immunity and healing (Chapter 12). This, along with chapter features such as Manual Therapy Applications, Pathology Alerts, and What Do You Think questions, help readers build bridges between the scientific facts and the application of that information to their therapeutic practice.

Gang of Five

Author: Nina J. Easton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743211642
Format: PDF
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In Gang of Five, bestselling author Nina J. Easton adds an important element to the history of American politics in the last thirty years. This is the story of the other, less well known segment of the baby-boom generation. These are young conservative activists who arrived on campus in the 1970s in rebellion against everything "sixties" and went on to overturn the political dynamics of the country in the 1980s and 1990s. They've been waging what Newt Gingrich called a "war without blood" for three decades. Gang of Five portrays the intertwining careers of five major figures: BILL KRISTOL, the Harvard-educated elitist and publisher of the Weekly Standard, is the liberal establishment's worst nightmare -- a witty, erudite Rightist who was a leading force behind the demise of the Clinton health care plan, the historic reform of welfare, and the decision of House Republicans to impeach the president. RALPH REED, the hardball politico who helped turn an organization called the College Republicans into a kind of communist cell of the Right, in the 1990s tried to give the Religious Right a softer face as leader of the Christian Coalition but was thwarted by his thirst for power and the narrow fundamentalism of his activist followers. CLINT BOLICK, a leading force in the spread of school choice programs and the anti-affirmative action strategist who sank Lani Guinier's appointment, is the idealist who seeks to convince civil rights leaders that his legal work on behalf of disadvantaged minorities is sincere and that liberal programs hurt the people they are meant to help. GROVER NORQUIST, the "market Leninist" who divides the world into "good" and "evil," is at the hub of Hillary Clinton's "vast right-wing conspiracy" and is the architect of a no-new-taxes pledge signed by all major Republican candidates in the 1990s. DAVID MCINTOSH, the policy wonk who took the movement's war on Washington to Congress as leader of the House Republican freshmen during the Gingrich Revolution, pushed his party toward confrontation with the White House and is now running for governor in Indiana. In contrast to earlier generations of conservatives, these leaders and their allies tasted success, first with Ronald Reagan's twin victories in the 1980s and then, in the 1990s, with the Republican capture of Congress. They play to win and have had a hand in every major insurrection from the Right over the past two decades -- from abortion politics to government shutdowns to political muckracking. No politician can ignore their agenda or escape the new hardball rules they've written for national politics.

Massage Mastery

Author: Anne Williams
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781780179
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Massage mastery: from student to professional, presents the theory (why) and practice (how) of massage therapy in an engaging, accessible way for today's adult and young-adult learners. Chapters are organized into manageable topics that facilitate incorporation into any massage curriculum."--Publisher.

The Roots and Philosophy of Dynamic Manual Interface

Author: Frank Lowen
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943188
Format: PDF
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A reference for health practitioners and body therapists outlines the author's "light touch" method of tissue movements for identifying and resolving tension patterns and imbalances, demonstrating how the technique can also alleviate pain, accelerate healing and promote mental clarity. Original.

Chinese Auricular Acupuncture

Author: Skya Abbate
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203493648
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In classical Chinese medicine, the ear is considered an extraordinarily powerful nexus of energy through which the entire body can be treated. Unlike numerous texts that apply Western approaches to Eastern medicine, Chinese Auricular Acupuncture explains ear acupuncture within the framework of traditional Oriental energetics consistent with the use of the medicine. Written by an esteemed practitioner and teacher of auricular acupuncture, this modern, user-friendly guide provides students and practitioners with a concise manual on ear acupuncture. High-quality photos illustrate common ear pathology and include instruction on diagnosis. The text features Chinese clinical energetics of ear acupoints interfaced with the most common diagnostic paradigms. It also contains a detailed discussion of how to construct prescriptions tailored to the patient rather than the disease process. This unique book simplifies the art of auricular acupuncture by relying solely on the traditional Chinese ear map rather than a set of complex charts and systems. This approach explains the practical utilization of auricular therapy in a manner that is memorable, clinically useful, and based on the underpinnings of an education in traditional Chinese medicine.

Ethics for Massage Therapists

Author: Terrie Yardley-Nohr
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781753392
Format: PDF
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This text gives instructors and students a structured format for teaching and learning ethics and standards of practice for massage therapy. Discussion topics include core industry standards of practice, laws, morals, rules, and regulations. It is an ideal textbook for ethics courses in massage therapy programs and prepares students for the ethics questions on the National Certification Exam. The book guides students through the process of putting ethical standards into practice, and explains what is expected of them in a professional setting. Role-playing exercises and example scenarios prepare students for situations and dilemmas that arise in practice.

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork

Author: Elaine Stillerman
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Explore 21 of the top modalities in massage practice today with direction from leading experts in each modality."--Back cover.

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Business

Author: Laura Allen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781582558271
Format: PDF
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This reader-friendly guide encourages students to master the essential business skills needed to develop themselves as massage therapy professionals. Whether they are interested in running their own business or working as an employee or business partner in a business, this book covers everything students need to know, from starting a business to managing finances to implementing policies and procedures.Relying on a "driving" theme that enforces how developing a massage business is a journey, the book includes several unique features, such as: --Roadside Assistance, where the author provides practical, hands-on advice from her own experience--My Personal Journey, which includes tools to help students document their own journe --Humorous cartoons to support a fun tone while clearly illustrating the author s recommendations for handling key business situations"